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[HOW TO] OpenCore 0.6.4 > 0.6.5 differences

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OC 0.6.5 released on January 4, 2020 is now official. There are deep changes both in the OC itself and in some utilities and kexts published alongside it. And there are also changes into the config.plist file although they are few and easy to make.

As on previous occasions, it is highly recommended to read the article by vit9696 (Mykola Grymalyuk - Khronokernel) which is an excellent summary of the most important changes.

Without going into the multiple modifications and improvements in depth, these are the main differences that must be taken into account.

config.plist

Few changes, as I have already commented. 2 keys are added and one of the previous versions is removed.
  • Added PickerVariant (string) key in Misc - Boot to specify icon set, it can be Auto.
  • Added SetupDelay (number) in UEFI - Audio to specify a time interval to reconfigure audio in milliseconds, it can be 0.
  • Removed DeduplicateBootOrder key in UEFI - Quirks, it is no longer needed.

RestrictEvents.kext

New kext to resolve issues with the memory misconfiguration notifications when using MacPro7,1 SMBIOS. I have tried it, deleting the custom memory section of config.plist and, indeed, the warning when starting up and the balloon in About this Mac have disappeared but, when accessing the Memory tab, the information that is displayed continues to be wrong but, otherwise, the system seems to work fine with the correct amount of memory.

macpro-events.png

OpenCore
  • Several already compiled SSDT examples are added
  • Improved ocvalidate tool increasing the number of errors and inconsistencies it can detect
  • Improvements in other tools: dmidecode, macserial, macrecovery and LogoutHook
  • Improvements in the OpenCanopy driver.

NVMeFix.kext

Improved support for Big Sur. It is recommended to update if you are using M.2 NVMe disks.
 
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OC 0.6.5 released on January 4, 2020 is now official. There are deep changes both in the OC itself and in some utilities and kexts published alongside it. And there are also changes into the config.plist file although they are few and easy to make.

As on previous occasions, it is highly recommended to read the article by vit9696 (Mykola Grymalyuk - Khronokernel) which is an excellent summary of the most important changes.

Without going into the multiple modifications and improvements in depth, these are the main differences that must be taken into account.

config.plist

Few changes, as I have already commented. 2 keys are added and one of the previous versions is removed.
  • Added PickerVariant (string) key in Misc - Boot to specify icon set, it can be Auto.
  • Added the SetupDelay (number) in UEFI - Audio to specify a time interval to reconfigure audio in milliseconds, it can be 0.
  • Removed DeduplicateBootOrder key in UEFI - Quirks, it is no longer needed.

RestrictEvents.kext

New kext to resolve issues with the memory misconfiguration notifications when using MacPro7,1 SMBIOS. I have tried it, deleting the custom memory section of config.plist and, indeed, the warning when starting up and the balloon in About this Mac have disappeared but, when accessing the Memory tab, the information that is displayed continues to be wrong but, otherwise, the system seems to work fine with the correct amount of memory.

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OpenCore
  • Several already compiled SSDT examples are added
  • Improved ocvalidate tool increasing the number of errors and inconsistencies it can detect
  • Improvements in other tools: dmidecode, macserial, macrecovery and LogoutHook
  • Improvements in the OpenCanopy driver.

NVMeFix.kext

Improved support for Big Sur. It is recommended to update if you are using M.2 NVMe disks.
update from 0.6.4 to 0.6.5, everything works well. Ty mate;)
 
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With the new ocvalidate, I get this error that didn't pop up before:

"ACPI->Add[2]->Path contains illegal character!

CheckACPI returns 1 error!"

Is that the [space] in the last .aml?

I have included a screenshot of that portion of my config.plist as well as the entire plist for good measure
 

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With the new ocvalidate, I get this error that didn't pop up before:

"ACPI->Add[2]->Path contains illegal character!

CheckACPI returns 1 error!"

Is that the [space] in the last .aml?

I have included a screenshot of that portion of my config.plist as well as the entire plist for good measure
try removing the space in the file and then in your config.plist
 
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Thank you, will try that.

EDIT: That was the issue, thank you!
 
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Thank you, will try that.

EDIT: That was the issue, thank you!
Many command line utilities and even some apps don't like spaces in filenames (or for folders they are enclosed in) so best to avoid when possible, or at least watch out for. It's a historical thing, especially with unix and its descendants.
 
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OC 0.6.5 released on January 4, 2020 is now official. There are deep changes both in the OC itself and in some utilities and kexts published alongside it. And there are also changes into the config.plist file although they are few and easy to make.

As on previous occasions, it is highly recommended to read the article by vit9696 (Mykola Grymalyuk - Khronokernel) which is an excellent summary of the most important changes.

Without going into the multiple modifications and improvements in depth, these are the main differences that must be taken into account.

config.plist

Few changes, as I have already commented. 2 keys are added and one of the previous versions is removed.
  • Added PickerVariant (string) key in Misc - Boot to specify icon set, it can be Auto.
  • Added SetupDelay (number) in UEFI - Audio to specify a time interval to reconfigure audio in milliseconds, it can be 0.
  • Removed DeduplicateBootOrder key in UEFI - Quirks, it is no longer needed.

RestrictEvents.kext

New kext to resolve issues with the memory misconfiguration notifications when using MacPro7,1 SMBIOS. I have tried it, deleting the custom memory section of config.plist and, indeed, the warning when starting up and the balloon in About this Mac have disappeared but, when accessing the Memory tab, the information that is displayed continues to be wrong but, otherwise, the system seems to work fine with the correct amount of memory.

View attachment 504159

OpenCore
  • Several already compiled SSDT examples are added
  • Improved ocvalidate tool increasing the number of errors and inconsistencies it can detect
  • Improvements in other tools: dmidecode, macserial, macrecovery and LogoutHook
  • Improvements in the OpenCanopy driver.

NVMeFix.kext

Improved support for Big Sur. It is recommended to update if you are using M.2 NVMe disks.

Can you post your efi folder or config.plist?
Thanks
 
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OpenCore 0.6.5, iGPU headless mode, iMac19,1 and alcid=11.
Your efi partition booted for me but the one I updated wouldn't even boot to the open core menu. not sure what is that different other than you have it set to 19.1 and mine was set to 17. minor differences in the config plist so not sure why it didn't boot. If you have time to look, I attached the refi?
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